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Describe attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In your answer, discuss behavioral characteristics, causes, treatment, and problems associated with over-identification of the condition. Identify issues regarding ADHD and culture.
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Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective


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Suggested Responses: Students should comment on the characteristics of ADHD - high activity level, distractibility, and impulsivity. They should note that the cause is unknown. The drug Ritalin should be discussed as a treatment, and students should note that its use is controversial. The over-identification of children from historically underrepresented groups, particularly African American children, should be described as a problem. Students should explain that many researchers believe that African American children are overdiagnosed because high activity level is mistaken for hyperactivity. Students should describe the classroom adaptations that can make learning easier for children with ADHD, including providing a predictable classroom schedule, allowing time and space for active motor play, and the avoidance of punishment and verbal aggression in response to small misbehaviors.
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